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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
82,636 miles

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2004 Hyundai Sonata suspension problems

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2004 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #22

Aug 152016

Sonata

  • 75,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

This is my second attempt submitting the same complaint. The Hyundai Corp has not fixed my car nor given me a loaner nor contacted me and it's been 3 months.

- Huntington, NY, USA

problem #21

Apr 152016

Sonata

  • 164,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Hyundai Sonata. While driving 10 mph, subframe fractured. The failure caused the front axle to fracture and separate from the vehicle. The front axle was cut away from the subframe to have the vehicle towed. The vehicle was towed to the dealer to be diagnosed, but was not repaired. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 09V124000 (suspension). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 164,000.

- Pleasant Hill, MO, USA

problem #20

Nov 012015

Sonata

  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Hyundai Sonata. While driving 55 mph, the vehicle shook. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that both front cv axles were corroded. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact also stated that the rear passenger side hub assembly was bent and rubbed against the tire, which caused the tire to blow out. The manufacturer was made aware of the failures. The VIN was unknown. The approximate failure mileage was 150,000.

- Kiln, ME, USA

problem #19

Aug 192016

Sonata

  • 0 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Severe corrosion on front subframe. It is a recall but no feedback from Hyundai. Salt belt corrosion (lawsuit) again no feedback. Extremely dangerous, could result in injury

- Garden City, KS, USA

problem #18

Feb 152016

Sonata

  • 145,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that while driving, the steering wheel veered to the right independently. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the sub frame needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 09V124000 (suspension). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 145,000.

- Allentown, PA, USA

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problem #17

Nov 182015

Sonata

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Hyundai Sonata. While driving at various speeds, there was an abnormal noise coming from the rear of the vehicle. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the subframe was severely corroded and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 09V124000 (suspension). The failure mileage was approximately 70,000.

- Syracuse, NY, USA

problem #16

Aug 312015

Sonata

  • 68,400 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2004 Hyundai Sonata. While driving approximately 30 mph, the front end frame of the vehicle fractured. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the front end subframe needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 09V124000 (suspension). The failure mileage was 68,400.

- Peabody, MA, USA

problem #15

Mar 192015

Sonata

  • 106,000 miles
Severe rust affecting undercarriage. Vehicle was part of recall for sub frame assembly and had to have entire engine cradle replaced. Remaining sections of undercarriage not included in recall, fuel lines, brake lines, suspension are also severely corroded as well as large portions of the passenger rear side body panels. Brake lines in rear portion of vehicle corroded so badly they failed and had to be replaced. Top portion of fuel pump located in top of gas tank also severely corroded.

- Thornwood, NY, USA

problem #14

Mar 242015

Sonata

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that the vehicle became very difficult to control while driving. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and it was determined that the front subframe needed to be replaced. The dealer informed the contact of NHTSA campaign number: 09V124000 (suspension), but the vehicle was not included. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 100,000.

- Lakewood , NH, USA

problem #13

Jan 052015

Sonata

  • 140,000 miles
Took car to mechanic for fuel pump work. He informed us that the engine cradle is rusted beyond repair and is un-safe to drive. I found the recall online and called Hyundai. They informed me that remediation had been done in 2009. (a new hole for drainage had been drilled in the engine cradle frame and a sealant applied). Evidently this did not stop the corrosion of the frame and caused a weakening of the frame and a crack in the structural area of the frame. Is Hyundai liable to repair this defect? I can supply pictures of the defect and crack in frame if necessary.

- Rittman, OH, USA

problem #12

Oct 242014

Sonata

  • 126,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I was driving at 35 mph on himilaya &came to a slight curve in the road when all of a sudden my car pulled hard to the left almost hitting the car in the left lane next to me, it dropped to the ground and I heard a very loud scraping noise.I got out of the vehicle to find the front passenger side tire completely detached from the lower control arm & the bolt & pin meant to keep the lower control arm from detaching was gone. There is extensive damage to the wheel well, front right panel of the vehicle, fluid is leaking & the car is no longer operational/capable of driving. My vehicle was manufactured in Maryland which is one of the states included in recall #09V124000.

- Aurora, CO, USA

problem #11

Jul 292010

Sonata 6-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
There was not a crash, having major issues with the front suspension, have taken to numerous mechanics for inspection and they can not find anything wrong..feels like the wheels are going to fold under and when going around a corner with pavement level changes, it pulled dramatically..its going to cause an accident, and surely cause for recall. A recall for the suspension for vehicles in the salt states only...does not make sense when im reading some of the issues folks are having issues can be caused just by faulty workmanship, very poor quality. And after contacting Hyundai they mentioned mine can not be part of it cause im not located on the East coast. This sounds odd, im having same issues..

- Oregon City, OR, USA

problem #10

Jun 282014

Sonata 6-cyl

  • 37,000 miles
Car failed pa inspection because of run on the sub frame dealer says its not covered under recall.

- East Petersburg, PA, USA

problem #9

Feb 012014

Sonata

  • miles
My sub frame is rotting away and poses a grave safety issue to myself and other motorists on the road if my engine should fall out of my vehicle

- Jackson, NJ, USA

problem #8

Oct 202013

Sonata

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that while at the dealer for routine maintenance, the technician stated that there was a hole corroded in the sub frame. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign number: 09V124000 (suspension) but was advised by the manufacturer that the VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000. Updated 11/30/13

- Palm Bay, FL, USA

problem #7

Jul 152013

Sonata 6-cyl

  • 78,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken for state inspection but did not pass because the su B frame was rusted. The contact spoke to the manufacturer regarding NHTSA campaign id number: 09V124000(suspension) and was advised that the vehicle was not included in the recall campaign. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 78,000.

- Norristown, PA, USA

problem #6

Jun 062013

Sonata 6-cyl

  • 42,000 miles
I took my 2004 Sonata for inspection and was told that it would not pass due to a large hole from corrosion in front passenger subframe near control arm bolt costing $1200 to fix. After finding out that this was recalled and I was never notified, I contacted Hyundai and was told that my car was covered (I am in so-called "salt belt"). when I called the dealer back, I was told that my VIN is not included in the recall. The dealer then called Hyundai and dealer called me back stating that Hyundai would not cover. This hole can get larger and potentially cause the wheel to fall off while driving. My approx mileage is only 42K. Why is it not covered"!?!?!" I'm getting the run around.

- Horsham, PA, USA

problem #5

Feb 062013

Sonata 4-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that while driving approximately 55 mph, she noticed a vibration from the front end of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnosis. The mechanic stated that the front suspension was corroded. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign number: 09V124000 (suspension) but was advised by the manufacturer that the VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000.

- Toms River, NJ, USA

problem #4

Sep 132012

Sonata 6-cyl

  • 90,276 miles
Driving on clear paved street @ approximately 20 mph when loud crackling noise of front right fell to pavement. No loss of control, merely steered vehicle off main lane of street. No structure or object found on paved street for approximately 50 yds to final point of exiting off of street. Witness in car with driver can attest to no pot holes or other noted objects anywhere in area of tire markings on paved street. Auto required full tow to closest dealership.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #3

May 152012

Sonata 4-cyl

  • 100,430 miles
The frame to the car has a hole rusted thru the lower control arm bolt and is no longer drivable. The car was stranded on the highway and someone could have been killed Hyundai says its not covered under the recall but its the exact same problem as all the rest.

- Mechanicsville, MD, USA

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